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Business Architect


Job Description
The job holder must demonstrate proficiency in developing IT business process models (automated, manual processes, system & process interfaces) and related documentation for IT Systems in use by or to be procured by the Bank in line with Bank policy, Business Process Architecture best practice, standards and methods.
Responsibilities
·         Conduct business process improvement initiatives aimed at improving efficiencies and effectiveness.

·         Act as a liaison to Business and IT in order to gain a broad understanding of business initiatives and their impact on technology.
·         Documentation of business requirements and processes for all business initiatives and projects.
·         Provide the leadership in breaking down, planning and sequencing the business vision & strategy in to technology deliverables.
·         Liaise with the Business subject matter expert in the development of business architectural framework developing a clear roadmap of Business solutions.
·         Lead effort to work with business leaders to identify business capability needs and IT integration.
·         Facilitate the identification and analysis of the Bank’s business drivers to deliver enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements.
·         Assess the current Business framework to detect critical deficiencies and recommend for improvement in line with the IT strategy and delivery priority of the IT/Bank programs.
·         Function as a liaison to Business and IT partners in order to gain a broad understanding of industry trends and innovations, and their impact on technology.
·         Provide an analysis to determine best path for solving business problems/opportunities that may include process improvement visa Vis information technology systems enhancement
·         Provide architectural oversight of projects; ensure requirements are in alignment with business strategies and business architecture roadmap/framework.
·         Participate and guide on functional tests planning and execution.
·         Participate in the IT quality assurance process.
Qualifications
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or a related field of study.
·         Professional qualifications such as CBAP, TOGAF, ITIL Foundation.
·         Project Management; PRINCE II is added advantage.
·         7 years progressive experience in Information Technology with focus on Business Analysis, Applications Architecture or Software Development.
·         5 years’ experience in at least two IT disciplines such as applications architecture, application development, middleware and SOA in a multi-tier environment.
·         Prior working experience in formal Business Analysis/ Applications Architecture.
·         In depth knowledge in Windows, Linus Operating Systems.
·         Knowledge of Database Management Systems.
·         Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.

Applications Architect
Job Description
The Applications Architect is responsible for developing IT Solution blueprints (software, versioning & licensing, integrations, scalability, management requirements and standards) and related documentation for IT Systems in use by or to be procured by the Bank in line with Bank policy, architecture best practices, standards and methods. The holder of the role will demonstrate proficiency in Applications Solutions Architecture through the design of business solutions, service-oriented solutions and related infrastructure.
Responsibilities
·         Build a bridge between business requirements and technical specifications by understanding business requirements and use cases, and then finding ways to implement those use cases in the business applications / solutions. Identify the requirements that affect the structure and operational behaviors of the application.
·         Adopt approaches and methodologies that demonstrate reduction in the business risks associated with building of technical solutions.
·         Develop flexible designs able to handle the natural drift that occur over time in hardware and software technology, as well as in user scenarios and traffic volumes.
·         Identify the non-functional requirements for the solution and provide an architecture that best accommodates them.
·         Identify the kind of technologies, standards, licenses, capacity sizing and limitations/constraints for the application, considering the impact of other related/competing developments.
·         Create and Review Technical Architecture Documents for system changes and new systems and solutions.
·         Having understood the banks environment, provide and recommend Design Patterns and guide their application / use in delivering integration solutions in the bank.
·         Participate and guide on the non-functional tests planning and execution i.e. performance / load tests, security tests and high availability and fail over testing.
·         Document solutions, enabler features and architecture using standard architecture and software engineering artifacts.
·         Work with internal and external teams to define and maintain quality standards, coding standards and implements measures to ensure compliance through code reviews, automation, etc.
Qualifications
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or a related field of study.
·         Professional qualifications such as TOGAF, ITIL Foundation.
·         Project Management; PRINCE II is added advantage.
·         7 years progressive experience in Information Technology.

·         5 years’ experience in at least two IT disciplines such as enterprise architecture, application architecture, application development, middleware and SOA in a multi-tier environment.
·         Prior working experience in a leading formal application architecture framework.
·         Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments spanning at least 5 years.
·         At least 5 years’ experience with Operating systems (Windows, Unix).
·         Knowledge of Database Management Systems.
·         Knowledge of Network Services, protocols and Internetworking Technology.
·         Knowledge of Messaging and Collaboration tolls and technologies.
·         Familiarity with graphical modeling approaches, tools and model repositories.

Senior Manager for Quality Assurance
Job Description
IT Quality Assurance unit is mandated to develop and establish quality assurance, policies, standards and measures for the information technology services within the organization. The role of Senior Manager, Quality Assurance is to develop and establish quality assurance standards and measures for the information technology services within the organization and applying proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate IT processes and software projects and changes through functional and non-functional testing in order to ensure adherence to quality software development process and products and maximize the benefit of business investments in IT initiatives.
Responsibilities
·         Design and Implement structured quality management policy, strategy and methodology across the organization.
·         Establish and maintain quality management systems and metrics and monitor and review compliance with the Technology quality goals and standards and regulatory requirements. Ensure approved software development standards, processes and procedures are adhered to, as well as make recommendations on the adoption of industry best-practices.
·         Maintains and administers test management tools, manages test environments and ensures that they are in ready states for both functional and non-functional tests of software projects and changes.
·         Develop automation frameworks for integration and regression testing activities.
·         Participates in the reviews of test plan/strategy documents and ensures that testing activities allow applications to meet business requirements and systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify existing or potential issues.
·         Reviews the state of readiness of software changes and projects for deployment to production environment and communicates the deployment plans to the change management team.
·         Participate in developing, distributing, and coordinating in-depth business requirement reviews and analysis for modified and new systems or applications.
·         Manage the team’s performance and nurture skills that advance the IT Quality Assurance strategy and establish sustainable practices in QA standards, controls and policies.
·         Conduct internal audits to measure and assure adherence to established QA standards for software development, application integration, and information system performance, and corresponding documentation.
Qualifications
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or a related field of study.
·         Professional Qualifications such as ITIL Foundation or ISTQB Foundation or TOGAF is required.
·         10 years progressive experience in Information Technology with focus on Business Analysis, Software Development, Quality Assurance.
·         Experience in at least two IT disciplines such as application development, middle ware, SOA and Software Quality Assurance.
·         Experience in operating systems (Windows, Unix).
·         Experience in Database management systems.
·         Prior working experience Software Quality Assurance.
·         Exposure to Software Testing Automation.
·         Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
·         Excellent planning and organizational skills with ability to breakdown complex items to manageable components.
·         Ability to liaise with all levels of management and subject matter experts across the industry and within the organization.
How to Apply
The above position is demanding role for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.
To be considered your application must be received by Tuesday, 26th November 2019.
Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
NB: In the event that you are invited to interview for any positions, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:
·         National I.D.
·         KRA Pin Card
·         Birth Certificate of self
·         Passport Photo (White Background)
·         NSSF Card
·         NHIF Card
·         Police Clearance Certificate (less than 5 Months old)
·         Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts
·         Certificates of Service from previous employers as applicable

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